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Life insurance penetration dipped in 2007: Economic Survey
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Life insurance penetration in India dipped in 2007, first time since the sector was opened up for private players a decade ago, said the country's Economic Survey for 2008-09 released here Thursday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 7:27:09 PM

West Bengal power firm plans Rs.5,000 crore investments
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) State-owned West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) is planning to raise Rs.5,000 crore in the next three years to fund rural and urban electrification, a top company official said here Thursday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:55:33 PM

Global crisis hit Indian jobs, improvement in sight: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though comprehensive job loss data is not available for the current financial year, the Economic Survey Thursday said the financial crisis hit the Indian job market in the last quarter of 2008 but improvement in the employment situation was in sight.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:55:18 PM

Vikram Seth strikes 1.7 mn pound publishing deal
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian writer Vikram Seth, who is working on a sequel to his blockbuster novel 'A Suitable Boy', has finalised a deal worth around 1.7 million pounds to move his entire back list to Penguin UK, sources close to the deal said.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:34:59 PM

Banerjee gives final touches to railways budget
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Amidst much speculation and expectations, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday gave final touches to the rail budget, to be presented in parliament Friday.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:30:08 PM

Allow private investment in nuclear power: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2008-09 released here Thursday has called for allowing private players - both domestic and foreign - to invest in the country's nuclear power sector.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:28:07 PM

Haryana grants maternity leave to female staff on contract
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) In a major relief to female employees engaged on contract basis, the Haryana government Thursday announced that they too would be entitled to maternity leave.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:11:55 PM

Sensex closes flat, only 13 points up
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets closed flat Thursday, rising only 13 points from its last closing figure, ignoring the reformist tone of the Economic Survey for 2008-09.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:05:37 PM

Economic Survey for diamond processing, jewellery sector integration
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Economic Survey tabled in parliament Thursday has sought the integration of diamond processing sector with jewellery manufacturing so as to boost exports.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 5:56:48 PM

Decontrol fuel prices, limit subsidies: Economic Survey
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India's Economic Survey tabled in parliament Thursday called for decontrolling petrol and diesel prices 'at the earliest' and reforming subsidies to cooking gas and kerosene.

Thursday, July 02, 2009 5:56:33 PM

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